My heart journey started September of 2010. Cooling down from a run, I remember thinking, ‘I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t run.’ I would find out.
“That night, fatigue set in. Within three days, I was short of breath. I couldn’t read to my kids. My heart felt painfully tight. Life halted. I was no longer active or teaching.”
It took a year to get help. I was put through the “million dollar work up.” My BP and heart rate were low. I could barely get out of bed. Few believed I had heart disease. My blood work and most of my testing was stellar. I was fit and 41. I felt so tired by the simplest tasks. Searching for answers, I saw some similarities on a medical info site for many conditions. Same symptoms. Some of them were already diagnosed with Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction. I traveled out of town for diagnosis. Then, luckily found a good local cardiologist. Once I started nitro, I began to find some stability.
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